### (PARALLEL COMPUTATION, CELLULAR AUTOMATA

AND MODELS FOR COMPLEX SYSTEMS)

authored by

** Giandomenico Spezzano and Domenico Talia**

published by Franco Angeli, Milan, Italy.

The book, presents and discusses parallel architectures, parallel programming languages, cellular automata, neural nets, genetic algorithms, complex systems, parallel implementation of cellular automata and parallel simulation of complex systems.

The book describes parallel computation models and discusses in detail the combined use of parallel computation and cellular automata in computational science. It shows how, by developing programmable cellular automata on parallel computers, it is possible to provide computational simulation environments to be used for solving real world problems in science and engineering. As an example of this approach, we present the main features of cellular automata parallel environments and how those features allow to model complex phenomena
and systems.

Practical examples are discussed by means of a real parallel CA system called CAMEL and
its high-level language CARPET, which have been used as a virtual laboratory where interdisciplinary research groups simulated and modeled complex phenomena such as soil bioremediation, freeway traffic flow, lava flow, debris landslides, and other physical and chemical processes.

Collana Scienze e Tecnologie Informatiche,

Catalog #1385.9

pages 298

Price: 48,000 Lit. (Euro 24.79)

ISBN #88-464-1374-1

You may order the book from

*GESTIONI & PARTECIPAZIONI, Viale Monza 106, 20127 Milano, Italy.
*

Phone: 02/2728651

Email: fangeli@tin.it

Giandomenico Spezzano (spezzano@si.deis.unical.it), ISI-CNR, Rende, Italy.